‘When we started this 10 years ago, the journey was a couple hundred terabytes to a petabyte. Now we’re seeing customers do hundreds of petabytes on the floor and that will soon be exabytes, so that growth is off the charts and our partners are delivering that,’ Infinidat’s Brett Cooper tells CRNtv.
‘I believe that in this fiscal year our customers will accelerate their investment in digital transformation with renewed confidence of economic recovery. They will be increasingly confident in their ability to deploy new vendors, new systems and software, into new use cases, and Pure will be high on their list,’ says Pure Storage CEO Charles Giancarlo.
‘HPE GreenLake affords customers the option to eliminate the up-front cash outlay and they only pay for what they use on-premises with metered usage. So, [it’s] similar to a cloud model, but on-premises, in their own location or in a co-location data center of their choosing,’ says Paul Poynter, supplier manager for HPE GreenLake at Arrow.
‘As customers moved towards object storage, we decided an acquisition would be the fastest way to get it. Caringo had the most advanced technology, but was lacking the financial backing and the support of a strong channel. There are other object storage companies, but they don’t have the maturity the Caringo Swarm offers,’ says Gerardo Dada, DataCore’s chief marketing officer.
Innovations in flash storage hardware, from SSDs to the latest in all-flash storage arrays, continues as vendors including Dell EMC, Hitachi Vantara, NetApp and Pure Storage introduce the latest technologies including NVMe and low-cost QLC flash while using software to help squeeze even more performance.
As the expense and volume of data grows relentlessly every year, the need for more economical and advanced storage solutions to contain this demand is growing in parallel. HSDCs are now ready to catch up and take advantage of the economics of tape at scale.
By leveraging the latest advances in tape technology and object storage, leading companies and research institutes have been able to reduce costs, optimize performance, and increase the longevity of their data. Fujifilm Object Archive, which has S3 compatible API interface, is a state-of-the-art solution for low-cost petabyte-scale storage.